A 24-year-old Albion man is in critical condition after he was assaulted by another man Wednesday afternoon.

Public Safety officers responded to the 200 block of East Erie Street around 2:30pm, finding the victim unresponsive. He was taken to Oaklawn Hospital in Marshall and transferred to a Kalamazoo-area hospital for emergency surgery to a closed head injury.

Authorities learned that the assault happened inside the home on East Erie and located a 28-year-old Albion man inside along with evidence from the assault. Officers also seized suspected cocaine inside the home.

The older man is behind bars at the Calhoun County Jail and is expected to be arraigned Monday. The investigation of the case continues.